Hotel Review: Martinis Marchi


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Martinis Marchi is a boutique hotel set in a beautifully restored 300-year-old castle on Šolta island. The hotel sits right on the edge of the harbor. It has just seven historic rooms, a fine-dining restaurant, a small luxury marina, and a heated outdoor pool surrounded by sophisticated and deeply padded loungers.

Why We Love This Hotel

This is the only hotel on stunning Šolta island. Its location means that it has views over the pretty harbor of Maslinica and is conveniently located next to the modern marina, which is situated in the beautiful Maslinica bay. The Marina features one cafe in the marina and a Martinis Marchi Restaurant, next to the castle, overlooking Marina. More restaurants and bars are a short stroll away, and the hotel is a stone’s throw from Maslinica Beach.


Šolta is an island situated in the Adriatic Sea in the central Dalmatian archipelago, west of the island of Brač, south of Split, and the east of the Drvenik islands. While there is a small population of permanent residents on the island, the main visitors are Split locals who have built second homes on the island to relax in one of the little villages or spend time on the beaches or sailing in the summer.

Best Time To Visit

Croatia’s coast and islands experience hot, dry summers and mild, wet winters. The long summer months are the best time to visit Martinis Marchi and its surroundings, with long sunny days. May through to the end of September, offer the perfect climate to enjoy this idyllic island.

How To Get There

Martinis Marchi is a 15-minute drive to the ferry port at Rogač, which connects the island to Split and Split Airport. Staff are keen to help with boat rentals and boat transfers to Split or Split airport. We recommend booking a direct fast transfer from the Split airport or Split town to Martinis Marchi Marina with Martinis Marchi 1 – luxury Sunseeker yacht.

Style & Character

Martinis Marchi Heritage Hotel has undergone a sympathetic renovation and is looking sensational throughout. TThe hotel spreads across 1500 m² and is arranged in seven luxury and spacious Suites, all with a breathtaking room view, which creates the impression of complete privacy and discrete luxury. There are also communal living and dining areas and a fully equipped kitchen that guests can use.

Service & Facilities

The stunning heated outdoor pool within the courtyard is a highlight here, with plenty of loungers to relax on. It is situated in a hidden garden, surrounded by colorful roses and other beautiful Mediterranean flowers. Along with the pool, there is also a sauna, a Turkish bath, and a treatment room for massages and other spa treatments.

Find inspiration in the magnificent and peaceful garden, full of the scents and the colors of the autochthonous Mediterranean vegetation.


This baroque castle reflects the heritage of its founders, the visionary noble Marchi family. Each suite is air-conditioned and named after the historical figures related to the castle’s ancient history. All 7 suites are unique with a cream and oatmeal color scheme, and many have exposed beams in their ceilings. Each suite is punctuated by restored furniture from Paris, London, Vienna, Venice, and Zagreb and has a modern bathroom. The views from each room range from pool and garden vistas to outlooks over the harbor. Large suites have sitting areas so you can relax with more space in your room.

Best Rooms

The Imperial Tower of Karlo VI is probably the best suite in the hotel and comprises the tower’s two upper hotel floors. It offers unforgettable views of the Adriatic Sea and what is claimed to be the most beautiful sunset in the world. We also rather like The Suite of Duke Lorenski, which has plenty of space and offers stunning views of the pool, the harbor, and the sea beyond.

Food & Drink

Martinis Marchi Restaurant is open for breakfast when you can enjoy an excellent and rich buffet. It also offers exquisite afternoon and evening dining in a stylish open-plan but intimate environment with muted lighting. The terrace overlooks the Marina, making it the perfect venue to enjoy an evening’s dining as the sunsets.

The food on offer reflects the simplicity of delicious traditional local dishes. Skilled and creative chefs use high-quality and healthy ingredients. These include freshly caught fish and olives, wine, and domestic island honey. The olive oil used is produced here on the Island of Šolta, and every drop captures the Mediterranean essence – a few drops of fresh lemon juice and a couple of salt grains collected from the nearby salt pan Pag make each dish unforgettable.

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